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Homemade Body Wash Recipes

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Buying body wash at the store can get to be expensive. This page contains homemade body wash recipes.
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By 6 found this helpful
October 8, 2009

I like this because it works just as good as the fancy stuff and the ingredients are super cheap.

Ingredients:

Directions:

add canola oil to shampoo. Mix without making bubbles, and add the essential oils and food coloring (optional). Then add the baking powder and the baking soda, and lastly mix in the salt. Pore into a a bottle and apply with a tulle sponge (or any sponge) and enjoy!

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By slumbergirl234

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October 11, 20090 found this helpful

Hello slumbergirl :-)

Thanks for posting your body wash; it certainly sounds interesting. I wondered if perhaps sweet almond oil, or olive oil might be better for the skin than the canola oil. I realize that it may add a little extra to the cost, but I'm sure the added benefit would be worth it. Have you tried other oils with your recipe? Cheers ... Wendy

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By 4 found this helpful
March 25, 2010

This is something I came up with a few weeks ago and I love it! Very frugal, costs about 25 cents to make and it goes a long way. Great for large families who go through too much shower gel.

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If you are using everything unscented in your recipe, feel free to add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to it or keep it unscented if you prefer.

Pour the soap, lotion, glycerin and dish liquid in the bottle then top off with water. Close and shake slowly to mix. I like to leave a little room at the top so the liquid can mix. Squeeze a little onto a bath "pouf" and wash! This tends to make a nice bubble bath too.

I will be making this for visiting backpackers through couch surfing.org for the bathroom downstairs. This is great if you have a lot of people using the shower and you're going through shower gel like crazy. These days you can get all kinds of yummy scented dish liquid. I have a nice organic ylang ylang and grapefruit one that I found on sale for $1. Unscented lotion can be found at dollar stores. Even if you use a higher end one, making this will still be less expensive anyway.

Happy Shower!

Source: Taken from a post on my blog that I wrote: http://thefrugalvegan.wordpress.com

By freya1970 from Halifax, NS

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

I love the idea!

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By 0 found this helpful
October 1, 2009

Make a lovely antiseptic body wash by adding a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your shower gel or foam bath. Shake it well and enjoy!

By jdm001 from London

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October 2, 20090 found this helpful

Hmmm! I will give it a try!

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By 0 found this helpful
October 1, 2009

My homemade body wash came out runny. How can I thicken it?

By tlc0324 from Osawatomie, KS

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October 1, 20090 found this helpful

I'd love your recipe for body wash please!

Thank you.

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October 1, 20090 found this helpful

I don't have experience with making body wash, but you can possibly dump it into a larger container and add more glycerin (or whatever you used as a base) until its the thickness you want. Of course, you will have more product, but its all I know you could do unless you buy thickening agents.

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October 2, 20090 found this helpful

We would Love to have your receipe for your body wash please.

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

I love this body wash. It is frothy and foamy with a sponge. Try it! It works great. Always do a test patch because some skin types can react differently to other ingredients than others do.

1 tbs canola oil

1/2 cup cheap dollar store shampoo

1/2 Tbsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

esential oils ( optional)

food coloring (optional)

Mix all ingredients and use with a sponge.

For best results disolve baking powder and baking soda in 1 tbs of very hot water and poor all of it in including the water.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 2, 2009

Does anyone have a recipe for body wash?

By sassier299 from MI

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

You can use just a plain shampoo that you like. Lots of ladies I know who are sensitive to different things use a basic shampoo that they like and it works wonderfully. The shampoo I get for Hubby is a hair and body one so go figure.

Best of Luck. Lori

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October 7, 20090 found this helpful

1 tbs canola oil

1/2 cup cheap dollar store shampoo

1/2 Tbsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

esential oils ( optional)

food coloring (optional)

mix and enjoy

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

Can I make homemade bodywash from leftover soap pieces?

By Karen

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By 0 found this helpful
May 5, 2008

Milk shower for silky and strong hair and soft skin. Take 4 cups of milk to rinse. DO NOT USE WATER FIRST. Use regular shampoo and rinse with MILK to get shampoo out.

Take 2 cups of milk, mix with brown sugar for a scrub and clean body. Rinse with milk. Warm milk as needed and let it cool before using.

Tips: Leave in milk for 5 minutes in hair and massage hair good for the milk vitamins to help hair. Goat milk is great too.

Source: Grandma "Mariaelena" As a child, she used this method to shower her hair but with NO SHAMPOO and her hair. As I did it over the years, my hair is STRONG, VERY LONG and shines with no chemicals or effects and natural product.

By Judy from Council Bluffs, IA

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 9, 20080 found this helpful

it's just wasting of money. All people is looking for an economical way to stay younger and beautiful, is it right? Sorry to offend you but it's true. We're in crisis you know. It is not a good idea.

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